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Dental Bonding


Dentist and assistant performing a dental bonding procedure on a female patient You may choose tooth bonding as a cosmetic dental procedure to treat your cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth. Consider choosing our dentist at Dental Expressions for your procedure. We will use a tooth-colored resin and a special light to bond the material to the tooth and restore your smile.

Your Tooth Bonding Will Be Made Of Resin


If you choose dental bonding, you are choosing a quick and non-invasive procedure and multiple appointments are not required and neither is a local anesthetic. For the first step of the bonding process, our dentist will choose a shade of composite resin that matches your teeth. Our dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid that will help the bonding adhere to your tooth. Our dentist will apply composite resin over your tooth, then mold and shape your tooth, and ultraviolet light will be used to harden the material. When you have a tooth bonded, the procedure will only take 30 to 60 minutes in total to complete.

Follow Proper Oral Health Practices


When a tooth has been bonded it is still vulnerable. Bonding material can chip so the most important part of aftercare is avoiding bad habits that can damage your teeth. Our dentists recommend that you not bite your nails, eat ice, or chew on hard inedible objects like pens; otherwise, your bonded teeth do not require any special care. Our dentists also recommend that you practice good oral hygiene habits by flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day or after each meal, using antiseptic mouthwash or toothpaste, and scheduling cleanings with every six months.

Bonding Only Works For Specific Issues


Tooth bonding is an option to repair a defect or imperfection within a tooth. If you have decayed teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, or discolored teeth, bonding may be the best cosmetic treatment for you. Bonding can be used to close spaces between your teeth or make them longer. In the case that your gums recede, bonding can also be used to protect an exposed portion of a tooth's root.

There are limitations to dental bonding, however; it is best used to treat small cosmetic issues concerning your teeth. If you have missing teeth that you choose to have bonded you should know they do not last as long as fillings, crowns, or veneers, and they are also not as strong. Given that bonding is only suitable for teeth with very low bite pressure, this means that tooth bonding is normally only used to treat the front teeth which are flat and not molars.

Recieve Your Bonding Treatment Now


As far as cosmetic dental procedures go, bonding is the easiest and least expensive form of treatment. Allow our experienced dental professionals at Dental Expressions to repair your smile with a tooth bonding treatment. Please allow us to be your trusted dental care provider and call our office at (971) 353-4448.

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